1. How to Package a Fragile Parcel
Box Requirements: Robust | Strong | Lightweight
When choosing your box, you will want to consider an option that is robust and strong to withstand its journey through transit. Being as this will hold your item during its transportation, the outer cardboard box is where most of your packaging budget should go.
It really pays to use high quality heavy duty boxes made from corrugated cardboard as only these will give you the level of protection you need. Find a box with a double or triple corrugated wall that's as close to the size of your item as possible, but not too small.
Whilst we encourage recycling, avoid reusing any old boxes. It might save you a few pennies, but a used box will likely be softer and less durable than a new one. Check the box for robustness; if it’s looking or feeling a bit worse for wear, remember its far better to buy a new one.
Top Tip: Ensure there is a little room left in the box so you can add an extra protective layer around the item to ensure a snug fit and help reduce any movement.